President Barack Obama Tuesday will announce that the Detroit area is getting a $140 million Department of Defense advanced manufacturing institute concentrating on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing.
GM CEO Mary Barra was also at the address, sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Mayor Wild says he and others also talked to the president about the need for more federal help in providing students training for manufacturing jobs.
Obama told Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan and 15 other mayors that he hopes to set up partnerships with their administrations.
Detroit’s mayor-elect is heading to Washington, D.C. for a lunch date with fellow mayors, as well as the president and vice president.
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